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The U.S. National Maritime Center today issued its fourth update on actions it is taking to mitigate the impact the partial government shutdown and lapse in appropriations has on U.S. mariner credentialing.
The shutdown, now in its 34th day, has meant that all Regional Exam Centers (RECs) are closed, customer service is suspended, examinations and REC appointments are cancelled, applications are on hold, and REC appointment calendars are closed, until the shutdown is over. The full update is posted below and you can download the full letter here:
Mitigation Efforts Due to Lapse in Fiscal Year 2019 Appropriations and Partial Government Shutdown
To mitigate the impact caused by the partial lapse in appropriations and shutdown of National Maritime Center (NMC) operations, the following updated actions are being taken:
The NMC understands the partial shutdown may affect our industry customers and stakeholders and we apologize for any potential inconvenience.
/K. R. Martin/
Kirsten R. Martin Captain, U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer
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